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Gaultheria prostrata W. W. Smith
Determined by: D. E. Boufford, 22 Dec 2010
Sichuan: Maerkang (Barkam) Xian. Zhegu Shan (between Maerkang (Barkam) and Li Xian) on west side of pass along highway 213. Alpine meadows and Rhododendron thickets along ridge on west side of highway. 31°51'1"N, 102°40'13"E; 4100-4350 m.
Dry slopes under Rhododendron and on exposed sites. Plants appressed to ground; fruit white Initially identified as Arctostaphylos (Arctous) alpina Sprengel.
David E. Boufford, Michael J. Donoghue & Richard H. Ree
27943 7 September 1997

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